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Nov 20, 2012 6:00pm PST
states. the rates rose in 7 states last month, 6 were unchanged. >>> with the economy inching closer to the "fiscal cliff," it might seem like a bad time for business to bet the farm. but that is exactly what some bay area businesses are doing. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman shows us they are hoping today's risk will be tomorrow's reward. >> reporter: the company is called jive. these days business is anything but. >> we hired over 100 people throughout the course of 2012. we have opened a new office in san francisco. >> reporter: tony zingale runs the company a social software for the workplace and it's booming not falling off a "fiscal cliff" not concerned with dark clouds over europe. it sees itself on the leading edge of recovery. >> economic downturns always have an up turn at some point and the great companies are the ones that are prepared for that. >> certainly good times in san francisco or they are coming back strong. >> reporter: at the chamber of commerce they point to a lowering unemployment rate and more jobs led by tech, healthcare and tourism. where will they all sleep
Nov 26, 2012 6:00pm PST
'll be dependent less on the state economy to be able to sustain ourselves. >> reporter: the campus has plenty of room to grow. and a bond measure was just passed that could build new facilities. but the president of the faculty is skeptical the money would cover all expenses and worries that the higher paying foreign students would be at the front of the line when the u.c. begins to select transfer students. all of this has the locals on campus feeling a bit unappreciated. >> life is not, fair. life is not fair. but it kind of seems like they are chasing the dollar rather than the education. >> reporter: but these days dollars and education cannot be separated. it is an economics lesson everyone is learning, even those who can't get into the class. in fairfield, john ramos, cbs 5. >>> still ahead, how the lure of black friday deals in the bay area led to the arrest of an accused killer. >>> it is all fun and games until someone gets hurt. >> why the number of injuries from bounce houses have taken such a big jump. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 18-year-old jacob haro was >>> morgan hill police hit wal- mart
Nov 22, 2012 6:00pm PST
and will ease border restrictions that have crippled gaza's economy for years. egypt will work to enforce the cease-fire that it played a major role brokering. the egyptian president's help may prompt congress to release $450 million in emergency cash for the country that it froze back in september. the obama administration is also going to ask congress to increase funding for israel's iron dome defense system that intercepted more than 80% of hamas rockets headed toward crowded cities. u.s. tax dollars also help the palestinians. >> we are a leading provider of assistance to the u.n. organizations that support the palestinians. >> reporter: the clean-up is just beginning in the gaza strip. a hamas spokesman says it is impossible to count the number of buildings destroyed. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >>> at least two people have died in this nasty crash in texas. another 100 people had to be sent to the hospital. sheriff's deputies say 140 cars and trucks collided in the fog on interstate 10 this morning. the crash includes 7 tractor- trailers some of them carrying hazardous m
Nov 23, 2012 6:00pm PST
and they in turn support the local economy and communities. >> if you love bookstores, if you love what's left of hardware stores, any kind of small store, you have to spend your dollars there. otherwise, we will go away. >> reporter: sure, american express will give their cardholders $25 for shopping at small businesses on saturday. and some stores will offer discounts and giveaways. but they say the biggest incentives for shoppers are unique gives you wouldn't find elsewhere and a better shopping experience. >> we have i think unparalleled service. we know what we're talking about. we know how to fit people into clothes and make them look good and make them feel good about themselves. >> more of a joyous move mood than a frenzy. >> reporter: shoppers come here to avoid chaos that they see in big box stores and believe these smaller stores offer higher quality products. >> small businesses there's more original gifts so it's easier to buy unique things for folks. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: and here's something you wouldn't find at the mall. a local band rocking out on a mini convertible. ♪
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